Paradise in Progress
Curatorial Project
2016

Paradise In Progress is a group exhibition that engages the utopian project of thinking about what the future will look like. Inherent in each of the artists’ works is the struggle to mine, identify, and recuperate certain remnants of so-called failed historical aspirations and to reassemble new models of a tomorrow. Against the postmodern malaise brought on by the “end of history,” this exhibition proposes both an argument against and counterlogic to the ways in which historicity has been practiced and produced in the first place. Thus, paradise illuminated in this new light is not a infinite-sameness, but an infinite-change. An ongoing project fueled by the Promethean desire of non-centralized human progress, which is not necessarily linear nor easily commensurable to humanity. Several art historical tropes which have assembled the utopian and paradise imaginary, natural flora, working class struggle, emancipatory narratives, etc. are disassembled and reconstituted as new forms and schemas for alternate futures.

Artists:

Daniel Llaria, Fernando do Campo, Ingrid (Yuan Zhuang), Marija Markovic, Oscar Gracida, Ryota Sato, Umber Majeed, Will Lee, Yue Sun, Alex Sheriff + Weston Frazor (DJ Lasagna)

Curators:
Umber Majeed
Will Lee

 

 

Beyond the Obvious
Curatorial Project
2015

Beyond the Obvious is an exhibition expanding the ways of seeing and contemplating the processes’ of artwork; the relations between the artist’s intent, the artwork, the viewer, and underlying discourses beyond the art experience. We are not only engaging the viewer to look beyond the surface of the art presented and also invite the artists participating in the show, to look beyond the spiel in their own art practices.

Artists:

Alex Sheriff, Amal Khan, American Artist, Andy Wentz, Keith Tilford, Leonie Cicirello, Liona Nyariri, Luciana Pinchiero, Maika’i Tubbs, Oscar Gracida, Saul Sanchez, Sofia Quirno, Umber Majeed, Vered Snear, William Lee


Curators:
Liona Nyariri
Umber Majeed